As you read this, Annie, Manisha and I are busy reading and rating those entries, and we hope to be done and ready with a short list by around the 25th September. After that, our jury steps in to rate the short list and come up with a set of finalists, and then the winners.
But that's not all.
We want you, the members of this community, to have a voice too. So, once the judges are through with the ratings, and before the results are announced, the LJ team will post the short-listed stories to this community to let members vote for their favourites. The top-rated story will receive a special People's Choice Prize, of a permanent LJ account (when they next become available).
Now, I have to get back to judging, to make sure you folks get the results as soon as humanly possible. Good luck, all of you!